Post # 1
When you get a wedding gift in the mail what do you do with it? I have had two wedding gifts dropped off at my home and one delivered today. My wedding is still 8 weeks away. Do you wait til your wedding day to open it or do you open it right away?
Also, how do I know if the gifts that come in the mail are shower presents or wedding presents? my showers are currently taking place so there is a chance gifts could come in the mail for that.
Post # 3
We waited until after the wedding, but I’m sure you could open them up at any time.
Post # 4
You might want to follow up with the givers and ask if it’s for the shower or wedding. Those who sent a gift for my shower told me or my mother and asked that I take it to the shower with me to open with the other gifts. As far as wedding gifts (we aren’t there yet) but I think I’ll wait to open them until after we return from our honeymoon. Then we can take our time and make a list of the gifts and givers for thank you cards. I’m not sure if there’s an etiquette ruling on this one, but I don’t see why you couldn’t open them whenever you wanted.
Post # 5
We are opening as the come so we can keep up with thank you notes and giver can know their gift got there safely. There may also be a return period for some gifts so you may want to check that they are not broken or non-functional. Our rule is it can’t be used until we have written and sent a TY note!
Post # 6
we waited until after, but i don’t think it matters.
Post # 7
We will be waiting until after the wedding. We have a mixer coming but it’s I refuse to open the box until after we come home from our HM. Even if we did open it, I would definately be waiting until after we are married to use anything. But that’s just me. I’m somewhat traditional!
Post # 8
I think the proper etiquette is to open the gifts as they arrive so you can write the thank you notes, but not use the gifts until after the wedding just in case the wedding doesn’t happen and they need to be returned.
Post # 9
I would open as they arrive. People want to make sur eit was received and in good condition. What if it was the wrong item or broken? I wouldn’t want to deal with that the week after my wedding and bother the giver then!
Post # 10
Whatever you do, send a thank you note before the wedding
Post # 11
I didn’t open any of my gifts until after the wedding. We registered at places with awesome customer service, so I didn’t worry about damaged products or anything (in terms of getting returns/exchanges). I already knew what every box contained since we had the registry gift tracker on both registries.
Post # 12
If you don’t open them, how do you send a thank you in a timely and respectable manner? Don’t use anything until after the wedding, but definitely open and send thank yous.